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It's about two-fifths the number of Union Stations in the United States
In other words, 56 is 0.4150 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 2.410 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about two-fifths the number of Moons in our Solar System
In other words, 56 is 0.3840 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 2.60 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
Astronomers and other scientists have confirmed the presence of 146 moons orbiting the major planets of our Solar System. About one third of those moons — 53 — are in orbit around the planet Saturn
It's about three-tenths the number of John Wayne films
In other words, 56 is 0.3150 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 3.170 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Duke", a.k.a. JW, a.k.a. Marion Mitchell Morrison, a.k.a. Marion Robert Morrison, a.k.a. Duke Morrison) (films starring the actor in any size role)
It's about one-fourth the number of Bones in the Human Body
In other words, 56 is 0.2720 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 3.680 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Living Kings and Queens
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.270 times 56.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about one-fifth the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address
In other words, 56 is 0.2060 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 4.850 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863, at the postwar dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, lasted just over two minutes and contained an estimated (the exact wording of the original speech is disputed) 272 words. Lincoln wrote five (5) drafts of the speech, which are known today by the last names of the original recipients.
It's about one-fifth the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States
In other words, 56 is 0.2030 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 4.930 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)